Well, in the face of a few crazy weeks that included a Great Gatsby scale family wedding in Florida and an intense week at my middle school, I’ve kept my commitment to my three workouts a week. Barely. The downside is that I won’t be as prepared for my trail half marathon in two weeks. On the plus side, though, is that I made the leap to a Garmin
(exciting!). Inspired by this Reader’s Roundtable, and the fact that I won some store credit to my favorite running store in my indoor triathlon, I went for a Forerunner 220. Added bonus: If you buy a 220 or 620 before May 31st, you can get a $25 or $50 rebate. (Details here.)
Week of 4.12.15
Monday – A lackluster 10 mi. Average pace 9:30, but I had to walk frequently in the second half.
Thursday – 8 mi tempo. 1.5 mi warmup, 4 mi at 8:00 (half marathon goal pace), 3 mins rest, 1 mi at 7:45 (10k pace), cool down.
Sunday – 4 mi around a Central Florida golf course. 1st run with my new Garmin!
Week of 4.19.15
Wednesday – Sprints ladder. 2 mi warmup, 2 x 200, 2 x 400, 2 x 800. Rest. 2 x 800, 2 x 400, 2 x 200. Cool down. 6 mi total.
Friday – Bike ride from Harlem to Astoria Queens, about 6 miles with some killer elevation to get over the two bridges that go across the East River.
Saturday – Bike ride back from Astoria to Harlem. 7 mi tempo run around Central Park. 2 mi warmup, 5 mi around 8:00.
Sunday – Planned for 10 mi but ran an actual 8.5. Even my favorite route up to the tip top of Manhattan was no match to combat the chilly, windy, tired day. At least I got out there.